Elgeeco Squirrel Trap

£45.54
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Mammal Live Capture Traps
The Elgeeco Squirrel Trap is designed to catch grey squirrels.

  • Heavy Duty Squirrel Trap
  • Includes Metal Bird Feeder
  • Small Birds can easily Exit

  • It is well known that squirrels are attracted to bird feeders and this device exploits the squirrels' natural ability to descend and feed whilst upside down. The trap dimensions are W225mm x H355mm X D225mm

    Facts & Tips

    The first step

    Unlike other traps, the Elgeeco is set up off the ground on a tree trunk, the side of a fence or building. It is the law that a trap must be inspected at least once a day and always before nightfall.

  • It is the law that once a squirrel is trapped it must be removed as quickly as possible and despatched to prevent stress.
  • It is illegal to release or allow a grey squirrel to escape once captured.
  • It is an offence to keep or transport live grey squirrels without a licence.
  • Grey squirrels become very agitated when approached by humans so cover the cage immediately to reduce distress.
  • If there is a possibility of red squirrels being caught, always use a refuge box containing nesting materials on the cage floor.

  • To set the trap:

  • Half fill the feeder with fresh bait such as peanuts and renew regularly. Any birds using the feeder will attract squirrels.
  • Suspend the feeder inside the cage so it hangs centrally within the space provided by the treadle.
  • The top entrance door is held open by sliding the upper end of the trigger rod through the ring on the door.
  • Attach the trap to the trunk of a tree or the side of a fence. The trap can also be used horizontally on the ground or on a fence about 15cm down from the top of the fence.
  • Fix securely so it doesn't swing or rotate. Do not suspend from a tree branch. The back of the trap and feeder must be up against the support otherwise the feeder may be accessible to squirrels from outside the trap.
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    Safety Data

     Do not place the trap where it might be tampered with.